Social & Industrial History
Tales From Below Stairs
The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell entered a life of service in the great houses of 1920s London at the age of 15. In this funny, poignant and at times angry memoir, she evokes a vanished world: the harsh life of a kitchen maid, the haughty mistresses, lecherous gentlemen and temperamental cooks, the heartbreaking fate of a pregnant parlourmaid, and her own eventual escape to marry and make an independent life with Albert the milkman.
Ancestors in the Arctic
A Photographic History of Dundee Whaling
Drawn from the collections of Dundee Art Galleries and Museums, this volume of early photographs shows the sailing ships and the highly skilled crews of the Dundee whaling industry, often set against the dramatic ice seas and landscapes of the Arctic. Offering insights into an almost forgotten aspect of Dundee’s history, the book demonstrates the importance of whaling for the city between the mid 18th century and the First World War.